We attempted to draw a sample for a patient but were only able to obtain one tube. What should we do?

We attempted to draw a sample for a patient but were only able to obtain one tube. What should we do?

Occasionally, a pet’s temperament, health status, or other circumstances create a situation where obtaining two complete tubes at one time may prove difficult. If you have attempted to draw a sample and only have one complete blood tube, please: 


  1. Consider sedation or other chemical restraint, if warranted and appropriate. 

  2. If the second tube cannot be obtained the same day, please call 833-464-7297 to discuss the best approach for this patient.